The first trailer for “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” has been released and Zac Efron is just as creepy as you would expect, playing serial killer Ted Bundy as viewed through the eyes of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.
And Efron has certainly taken to the part, winking at cameras, putting on the charm in front of kids and playing the media for saps during his circus of a trial after he had been accused of murder.
“I’m more popular than Disney World,” Efron’s Bundy said in the trailer. “Let me get back to plotting my escape here.”
Also in the trailer, Bundy vehemently denies that he did anything wrong when asked by his girlfriend, but we see him attacking someone with a crowbar, wielding a butcher knife and dragging a body into the woods. Bundy eventually confessed to 30 homicides across seven states between 1974 and 1978.
Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons and John Malkovich also star in Joe Berlinger’s film, which was written by Michael Werwie.
“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” plays at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday and is one of the hot titles on the market at this year’s festival.
Watch the first trailer above.